VA burial benefits include a gravesite in a national cemetery, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.
Eligibility and How to Apply
For eligibility criteria and an application, visit the National Cemetery Administration website www.cem.va.gov/index.htm or call 1-800-827-1000 to talk to a VA Veterans Benefits Counselor.
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne, MA 02532
Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration